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Chipeta Dam Removal

North Fork Gunnison River, CO  Photo: NFRIA
North Fork Gunnison River, CO Photo: NFRIA

2006 Success

Grantee:  North Fork River Improvement Association

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Result: 1 dam removed

The Conservation Alliance made a timely grant to the Colorado-based North Fork River Improvement Association to support the group’s effort to remove the Chipeta Dam on the North Fork Gunnison River. Long an obstacle to paddlers and migrating fish, the Chipeta Dam was removed over the course of two weeks in February, 2006. NFRIA is now using Conservation Alliance funds to restore streamside vegetation to improve habitat for birds and aquatic species.